Li Gong, from Lanzhou in Gansu Province in China, is awarded £12,950 for tuition fees, and a £10,000 bursary to study for the MA and MFA in Film Directing at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Li currently lives in Shanghai and attended Fudan University in China, where she majored in journalism. She has previously completed an internship at Shanghai Media Group as an assistant director on the documentary, Survival In Shanghai.
I chose to come to the United Kingdom because it is a country which values creativity and provides millions of opportunities for youngsters to make their voices heard. I know that to be a good documentary director requires tremendous endeavour...being awarded a BAFTA scholarship has given me the confidence to trust my own abilities. It has relieved my financial burden and made me more determined to pursue my dream.
Li Gong is being mentored by producer Sara Howitt.